Top 10 cyber consultants

Cyber Magazine looks at the top cyber consulting teams from the world’s biggest companies, focused on evaluating security issues to defend against threats

Smartphones, computers, and the internet play such an integral role in modern life, that it’s difficult to imagine a world without them. However, with online activities such as banking, shopping, and email being so prevalent in our personal and working world, it makes safeguarding accounts, data, and devices from cyber criminals more crucial than ever; especially from a business perspective.

This is where cybersecurity consultants can help. By identifying issues, evaluating vulnerabilities, assessing risks, and implementing solutions, cybersecurity consultants play a critical role in safeguarding corporate networks and computer systems from potential threats. 

Cyber Magazine takes a look at some of the world’s leading companies and the role that cyber consulting teams play in the cybersecurity landscape.

10. Infosys Consulting

Infosys Consulting is a management and IT consulting division, operating within the broader Infosys corporation and specialising in strategy development, IT transformation, change management, and business analytics.

Officially launched in 2004, Infosys now operates globally and currently has offices in 18 countries across the Americas, Asia Pacific, and Europe. The company’s strategic consultants have extensive industry knowledge, strategising and constructing initiatives that are designed to advance a company’s digital business goal. Infosys offer a cybersecurity program which is designed to assist clients in upholding a strong cyber defence and establishing trust in their digital operations. 


KPMG International Limited is a global professional services network, and it is part of the Big Four accounting firms, along with Ernst & Young, Deloitte, and PwC.

KPMG firms operate in 143 countries and regions, and during FY22, collectively had a workforce of over 265,000 partners and professionals. These professionals cater to the requirements of a number of different business sectors, supporting the capital markets through KPMG firms.

As a leading provider and implementer of cyber security, KPMG possesses the expertise to not only apply established security practices but also build new ones that are fit for purpose.

8. Atos

Founded in 1997 through a merger of two French IT companies, Atos is a European-based multinational company that specialises in providing IT services and consulting. Headquartered in Bezons, France, Atos has a global presence with offices across the world. 

Atos provides a range of high-tech services and with a team of 1,800 consultants specialising in digital transformation, Atos is empowering forward-thinking companies to embark on a secure digital journey. 

Eviden, a division of Atos, offers cybersecurity services that support businesses and government organisations in safeguarding vital information and systems critical to their operations.

7. McKinsey & Co.

McKinsey & Company, established in 1926 by James O. McKinsey, a professor at the University of Chicago, is a renowned global management consulting firm that provides its professional services to corporations, governments, and various other organisations. 

McKinsey is the oldest and largest of the "Big Three" management consultancies (MBB), with the firm mainly focusing on the finances and operational aspects of its clients. McKinsey combines exceptional problem-solving capabilities, and industry-specific expertise, with the tools and resources to create change and lasting impact.

By leveraging partnerships with top cybersecurity technology providers, proprietary assessments, extensive training, and organisational transformation efforts, McKinsey works to address its clients' most pressing cybersecurity problems.

6. PwC

PwC operates as a global network with a presence in 157 countries and a workforce of over 223,000 individuals. The company’s mission influences its actions and decisions in the company’s daily ventures.

In consulting, PwC merges strategy, technology consulting, and management consulting to help businesses succeed in business transformation. Its cybersecurity services provide the clarity that businesses need to adapt to new challenges and opportunities. 

Recognised for its dedication to delivering and achieving results, the company offers the expertise required to support organisations in formulating strategies that yield a competitive advantage and enable fast-track, profitable growth.

5. Capgemini

Headquartered in Paris, France, Capgemini SE is a French multinational IT services and consulting company. The company excels in providing guidance and assistance to enterprises undergoing substantial transformations, encompassing innovative strategy development.

Capgemini’s extensive global team, which consists of over 3,600 skilled individuals, collaborates with leading corporations and governmental entities to master digital transformation. The company draws on its knowledge of the digital economy and its lead leadership in business transformation and organisational change.

Capgemini cybersecurity experts play a critical role, by using technical and business capabilities to secure all IT protocols and data transactions, with a focus on activities such as organisation and risks, audit, incidents, lifecycle, and operations security.

4. Cognizant

Cognizant is one of the fastest growing and top performing companies in the world. Headquartered in Teaneck, New Jersey, it boasts a global presence with more than one hundred development and delivery centres across the world. 

Since its inception, the firm has experienced tremendous growth and now employs a workforce of over 217,500 individuals. Cognizant’s consulting team delivers innovative IT services and consulting, focusing on specific industries. The firm's core objective is to drive transformation, optimisation, and innovation for its clients, handling large-scale IT and business programs.

The company's end-to-end security solutions merge industry knowledge with a forward-thinking strategy, spanning advisory, transformation, and managed services.

3. EY

Ernst & Young Global Limited, trade name EY, is a British multinational professional services partnership headquartered in London, England. The organisation is committed to fostering a better world - with increased trust and confidence in business, sustainable growth, the nurturing of talent, and enhanced collaboration.

Throughout EY's operations, there exists a strong sense of responsibility to serve a number of different stakeholders who rely on the organisation's commitment to delivering quality and excellence in everything it does. EY's cybersecurity, strategy, risk, compliance, and resilience teams help organisations in assessing the efficiency and effectiveness of their cybersecurity and resilience initiatives. 

2. Accenture

Accenture started as the business and consulting division within Arthur Andersen, an accounting firm, in the early 1950s. Today, Accenture is a worldwide professional services organisation offering an extensive number of services and solutions encompassing strategy, consulting, digital, technology, and operations.

Accenture's primary objective is to assist its clients in enhancing their performance and attaining their objectives by harnessing proficiency in technology, digital solutions, and operational strategies. The company has a global presence, spanning over 120 countries, and boasts a workforce of more than 500,000 individuals worldwide.

The company operates across diverse industries and sectors, including but not limited to financial services, healthcare, government, communications, energy, and resources. Accenture’s cybersecurity knowledge and industry expertise allow the company to develop next-gen cybersecurity solutions from consulting, implementation and managed services, protecting businesses end-to-end.

1. Deloitte

Founded in 1845, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, often known simply as Deloitte, is a multinational professional services network, headquartered in London, England. Deloitte is the largest professional services network globally, both in terms of revenue and the number of professionals it employs. It is counted among the Big Four accounting firms, along with EY, KPMG, and PwC.

By leveraging cutting-edge technologies and a thorough understanding of a range of industries, Deloitte assists businesses of all sizes to thrive, by creating impactful solutions tailored to the unique needs of the business. Its integrated and adaptable approach centres around internal business transformation. By embracing new technology, shaped by industry insights and an agile way of working, Deloitte enables its team to craft innovative solutions for significant challenges. 

Deloitte's Global Cyber Operate services combine experienced cyber engineers and experts, tried-and-tested procedures, and pre-integrated market-leading technology, to both implement and run cybersecurity solutions for clients. The company holds a strong commitment to preserving the human element, believing it's the synergy between people and technology that drives progress.


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